Mexico ruling party risks nasty upset in governor's race

Mexico ruling party risks nasty upset in governor's raceMexico’s ruling party risks losing the governorship of the country’s largest state Sunday in elections that observers say are fueling a fiery left-wing populist’s prospects of becoming president next year. Losing the bellwether election in the state of Mexico — President Enrique Pena Nieto’s home state — would spell disaster for the once-mighty Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, as its own candidate has admitted. Political analysts say the tight race has given a huge boost to Morena’s founder, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a sharp critic of US President Donald Trump who wants to be Mexico’s first leftist president in recent memory.



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